Happy Diamond Jubilee: Original Coronation Brochure

As the Queen disembarks from her 1,000-boat flotilla trip down the River Thames, our sources on the ground say that most Brits are spending the long weekend doing what they do best: packing out the pubs. Whether you’re enjoying a pint of Jubilee Ale, serving up our coronation chicken finger sandwiches, or entirely indifferent, we’d like to wish you all a happy Diamond Jubilee. Digging through our filing cabinets recently, Nicky found this original brochure from the Queen’s Coronation back in 1953. How it ended up in our hands is long forgotten, but we felt it was perfect to share with you on this very special weekend.

Happy Accession Day, Queenie!

Legendary photographer Cecil Beaton took the official coronation photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, shortly after the crowning ceremony in 1952. The V&A in London are hosting a Diamond Jubilee exhibition from February 8th - April 22nd - pay a visit if you're in town!

February 6th is Accession Day, marking the death of  George IV and the passing of the throne to Queen Elizabeth II. While the official coronation – and this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations – take place on June 2nd, today is an undoubted milestone.

Check out how Queenie has been spending the day hereuuen. Otherwise sit back, think of England – and God Save The Queen!